|Color code :||
|Translations :||NC, NC, subflorescence, NC, NC|
|Definition :||Poorly adhesive soluble salts, commonly white, located under the stone surface.|
|Relationship with the substrate :||Subflorescences are hidden, unless the stone layer over them
detaches. In that case, salt crystals become visible on the
newly exposed surface.
|Equivalent terms to be found in other glossaries :||Cryptoflorescence.|
|Other orthograph :||NA|
|Not to be confused with :||- Efflorescence, which corresponds to salt crystallization on
the stone surface of the stone instead of under it.
|Other remarks :||Subflorescence is commonly the result of evaporation of saline water present in the porous structure of the stone. As subflorescences develop inside the porous structure, they often result in scaling of the surface.|
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